UK Information Commissioner’s Office

  • EPIC Urges UK ICO to Prohibit “Consent or Pay” Business Models

    On April 17, EPIC submitted comments to the UK ICO on its call for views relating to “Consent or Pay” business models. In its comments, EPIC urged the ICO to prohibit the use of the facially illegal business model due to the clear violation of the UK GDPR’s definition of consent.

    • Big Data

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • EPIC Comments to UK ICO Call for Views on “Consent or Pay” Business Models

    By notice published March 6, 2024, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“UK ICO” or “the ICO”) has called for views regarding “consent or pay” business models (hereinafter “the Consultation”) to close on April 17, 2024.[1] This Consultation is intended to address an emerging business model where individuals are blocked from accessing a website unless they consent to their personal information being processed for the purpose of targeted advertising, or, as the ICO puts it, “pay a fee and not be tracked.”

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Web Scraping

    • Comments

  • EPIC Urges UK ICO To Address Law Enforcement Use of Private Data/Systems, Security Issues, AI, and “Soft Biometrics” in Draft Biometric Data Guidance

    In comments filed October 20th, EPIC urged the UK ICO's Identity and Trust Team (Technology Policy) to make updates to its draft biometric data guidance. In particular, we recommend that the guidance be expanded to (i) address the pervasive ties between law enforcement and private companies' biometric data and systems; (ii) establish baseline security standards for biometric processing, including a template risk assessment; and (iii) detail the risks of scale and scope of harm present where AI is integrated into biometric systems.

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy in Public

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • EPIC Comments to the UK ICO’s Office for the Consultation on the Draft Biometric Data Guidance

    • Anonymity

    • Data Protection

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • International Privacy

    • Location Tracking

    • Privacy in Public

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Comments